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simone veil, leading french feminist politician, dies at 89


paris — simone veil, a french survivor of nazi death camps and prominent proponent of europe's integration who spearheaded abortion rights as one of france's most prominent woman politicians, has died. she was 89.the office of her son jean veil said friday that simone veil died, without providing further information. no information was immediately available about memorial ceremonies.one of france's most widely respected politicians on both sides of the political spectrum, veil was a centrist who was president of the european parliament and a french cabinet minister.veil said her it was her experiences in the nazi concentration camps that made her a firm believer in the unification of europe.she was an avowed feminist, and france's abortion rights law is still known four decades later as th






french feminist politician simone veil dies at 89


veil said her it was her experiences in the nazi concentration camps that made her a firm believer in the unification of europe.        






simone veil: french politician and holocaust survivor dies


image copyrightafpimage caption simone veil survived auschwitz and bergen-belsen the french politician, women's rights champion and holocaust survivor simone veil has died at the age of 89.best known in france for her instrumental role in legalising abortion in the 1970s, she went on to serve as the first president of an elected european parliament.ms veil, a liberal, later re-entered french politics, returning to the cabinet in the 1990s.president emmanuel macron described her as "inspiring" and the best of france.she became one of the 40 "immortals" of the académie française in 2010 - a great honour in france.ms veil was france's minister of health from 1974-79, in which role she made access to contraception easier and fought a long battle to legalise abortion.the law which did so, passe






simone veil, iconic european feminist politician, dies at 89


paris — simone veil, a survivor of nazi death camps and a european parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of france's most prominent female politicians, died friday at 89, her family said.a funeral ceremony with military honors is to be held on wednesday at les invalides, site of napoleon's tomb, the presidential elysee palace said. in a measure of the nation's esteem for veil, french flags will be dressed in black ribbons and european flags will fly at half-staff."may her example inspire our compatriots," president emmanuel macron tweeted."france has lost a figure that history rarely produces," prime minister edouard philippe said, as tributes to the centrist veil poured in from across the political spectrum.veil said it was her experiences in the nazi concentration c






simone veil, iconic european feminist politician, dies at 89


paris (ap) — simone veil, a french survivor of nazi death camps and european parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of france’s most prominent woman politicians, has died. she was 89.the office of her son jean veil said friday that simone veil died, without providing further information. no information was immediately available about memorial ceremonies.tributes poured in friday from politicians across the spectrum for a centrist politician and avowed feminist respected even by rivals.veil said her it was her experiences in the nazi concentration camps that made her a firm believer in the unification of europe.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.“the idea of war was for me something terrible,” she told the associated press in a 2007 interview. “the o






also noted: holocaust survivor simone veil inspired france, europe


simone veil, 89, a french survivor of the holocaust who became one of her country’s most influential stateswomen, shepherding the 1975 law that allowed abortion in france, pushing prison reform and other social causes, and promoting continental unity as the first female president of the european parliament, died friday.french media reported that she died at her home in paris.veil (pronounced “vay”) stood at the center of french politics for more than four decades, ever since president valéry giscard d’estaing elevated her from the civil service to become health minister from 1974 to 1979. it was in that role that she overcame political obstacles and, at times, personal insults to establish abortion rights with the provision still today commonly called “the veil law.”she led the european pa






austria moves to ban full-face veil in public spaces


austria’s coalition government has announced plans to ban full-face veils in public and to restrict eastern european workers’ access to the country’s labour market. the proposals were announced late on monday as part of a wider government programme aimed at countering the rise of the far-right, anti-islam freedom party. “the full-face veil will be banned in…






simone veil, iconic european feminist politician, dies at 89


jacek bednarczyk / epafrench president jacques chirac (third from left), simone veil (third from right) and wladyslaw bartoszewski (left), both former auschwitz inmates, in front of the gate which carries the infamous 'arbeit macht frei' inscription, jan. 27, 2005.french president jacques chirac (third from left), simone veil (third from right) and wladyslaw bartoszewski (left), both former auschwitz inmates, in front of the gate which carries the infamous 'arbeit macht frei' inscription, jan. 27, 2005. (jacek bednarczyk / epa)






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norway to ban full-face veil in nurseries, schools and universities


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption critics say the law is not necessary because the niqab is not widely worn norway is proposing a ban on the muslim full face veil and other face-covering clothing because it says it hinders communication between pupils and teachers.the ban, the first in scandinavia, targets the niqab as well as burqas, balaclavas and masks, and would apply in nurseries, schools and universities.however headscarves, hats and caps could continue to be worn.most parties support the bill, which is expected to pass next year."these clothes prevent good communication, which is important for students to receive a good education," minister of education and research torbjorn roe isaksen said in a statement. interim minister of immigration and integration per sandberg said bei






norway to ban full-face veil in nurseries, schools and universities


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption critics say the law is not necessary because the niqab is not widely worn norway is proposing a ban on the muslim full face veil and other face-covering clothing because it says it hinders communication between pupils and teachers.the ban, the first in scandinavia, targets the niqab as well as burqas, balaclavas and masks, and would apply in nurseries, schools and universities.however headscarves, hats and caps could continue to be worn.most parties support the bill, which is expected to pass next year."these clothes prevent good communication, which is important for students to receive a good education," minister of education and research torbjorn roe isaksen said in a statement. interim minister of immigration and integration per sandberg said bei






first lady melania trump wears dolce & gabbana to meet pope francis in rome


for wednesday morning’s meeting with pope francis at the vatican, first lady melania trump was all about italy, wearing dolce & gabbana. she also arrived at rome’s leonardo da vinci airport tuesday afternoon in a dolce & gabbana button-front coat with gold brocade on a fluted neck collar and at the wrists. a spokesman for dolce & gabbana did not respond immediately for comment wednesday.the first lady has been somewhat of a loyalist to domenico dolce and stefano gabbana, choosing a suit from them for her official white house portrait, a slimming dolce & gabbana cocktail dress with bows on each shoulder on new year’s eve and a black ruched off-the-shoulder dress for the first presidential debate last fall. contrary to some american designers who have been very vocal about not wanting to dre






ballard’s running nun: it’s good exercise and a good time to pray


you might see sister mary kelli ann lopez running down a residential street wearing a white veil, a plain, dove gray, three-quarter length habit and a pair of multicolored running shoes.in a fitness-forward city like seattle, it’s not surprising to see street athletes in all manner of pants, capri pants, shorts, bras, tanks, tops and tights in every color, fit and form.what is unexpected, however, is seeing someone in a habit.“it is a bit unusual to see someone running down the street dressed like that,” said hayley tapp, nodding at sister mary kelli ann lopez, who was running down a residential street wearing a white veil, a plain, dove-gray, three-quarter length habit and a pair of multicolored running shoes. “its amazing,” toby thoresen said. “you never really see a nun running unless y






france's le pen refuses headscarf to meet lebanon's mufti


beirut — france's far-right presidential candidate marine le pen refused to go into a meeting with lebanon's grand mufti on tuesday after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf.le pen, who is on a three-day visit to lebanon this week and has met senior officials, was scheduled to meet grand sunni muslim mufti sheikh abdel-latif derian on tuesday morning.shortly after she arrived at his office, one of his aides tried to give her a white headscarf to put on.she refused. le pen said she had met in the past with the grand mufti of egypt's al-azhar, one of the world's top sunni clerics, without wearing a veil. le pen met the grand imam of al-azhar, ahmed al-tayeb, in 2015 and photos of the meeting show her with the cleric without wearing a veil.once she was told that customs are different in l






is katy perry dropping album hints at the met gala?


the co-chair arrived dressed as a lady in red, with "witness" written on her veil.        






st. thomas men lose after giving up eight-point lead in last 41 seconds


thanks to the last-second dramatics of one chrishawn orange to cap a dramatic comeback, there will be a new champion in ncaa division iii men’s basketball.st. thomas can commiserate with bethel and northwestern (roseville). all three twin cities schools in the d-iii men’s tournament lost first-round heartbreakers in wisconsin.a year after winning it all, st. thomas is out after the first round after blowing an eight-point lead with 41 seconds left and losing 77-74 to augustana (ill.) on friday in whitewater, wis., when orange hit a three-pointer as time expired.the tommies (19-8) led 74-66 on john veil’s jumper, but they didn’t score again. augustana scored the final 11 points, getting three layups and two free throws before orange’s buzzer-beater while st. thomas missed two free throws an






why melania trump covers her head one day but not the next


washington — to cover up or not to cover up? melania trump wore a veil to the vatican on wednesday to meet the pope, but not to an earlier meeting with the king of saudi arabia.why the difference? the answer is a mix of personal preference, diplomatic protocol and religious dictates.vatican protocol says women meeting the pope must wear long sleeves, formal black clothing and a veil to cover their head — rules that aren't strictly enforced. many women show up to meet the pope without covering their heads. mrs. trump is catholic.in saudi arabia, most western women don't cover up the way saudi women and female residents do.mrs. trump also didn't visit any saudi muslim holy sites or mosques, where head coverings would have been required.






norway to ban face veils in all schools | norway news


norway's ruling coalition of right-wing anti-immigration parties plans to ban the full veil in all educational institutions across the country saying it hinders communication.the authorities had promised the ban last year targeting the hijab, balaclavas, and masks. "we do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities," minister of education and research torbjorn roe isaksen said in a statement. "these clothes prevent good communication, which is important for students to receive a good education," he added.   read more: austria's parliament bans full-face veil in public norwegian authorities will consult over the coming months with those who could be affected by the draft law. norwegian media reported the government can count on the support of most parties and t






chartres cathedral: the age of faith in stone and stained glass


in the “book of chartres,” as some nickname the church, the text is the sculpture and windows, and its binding is the architecture.for a chance to experience the mystery of the medieval church through statues, glass, and relics, france’s chartres cathedral, just an hour from paris by train, is ideal. the towering gothic cathedral, marking the center of the town of chartres, somehow captures the spirit of the 13th century — the so-called age of faith — in the 21st century.when an earlier church burned down in 1194, chartres cathedral was rebuilt so quickly and lavishly that it gained a much-appreciated unity of architecture, statuary, and stained glass — preserving a relative snapshot of the time.in 876, the church — officially called cathedrale notre-dame de chartres, honoring “our lady of






national champion tommies lose on buzzer-beater


thanks to the last-second dramatics of one chrishawn orange to cap a dramatic comeback, there will be a new champion in ncaa division iii men's basketball.st. thomas can commiserate with bethel and northwestern (roseville). all three twin cities schools in the d-iii men's tournament lost first-round heartbreakers in wisconsin.a year after winning it all, st. thomas is out after the first round after blowing an eight-point lead with 41 seconds left and losing 77-74 to augustana (ill.) on friday in whitewater, wis., when orange hit a three-pointer as time expired.the tommies (19-8) led 74-66 on john veil's jumper, but they didn't score again. augustana scored the final 11 points, getting three layups and two free throws before orange's buzzer-beater while st. thomas missed two free throws an






the week’s passages | the seattle times


a roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending june 30.simone veil, 89, an auschwitz survivor who as health minister of france championed the 1975 law that legalized abortion in that country, and who was the first woman to be chosen president of the european parliament, died friday in paris.trained as a lawyer, veil rose to the top ranks of public life, drafting legislation expanding the rights of prison inmates, people with disabilities and disadvantaged children, as well as measures that barred discrimination and expanded health benefits.opinion polls routinely showed veil to be one of the most admired people in france.dave semenko, 59, the edmonton oilers tough guy who protected wayne gretzky during the 1980s, died in edmonton after a short battle with cancer, the team said thursd






an assault on the fortress: an early preview of 'middle-earth: shadow of war'


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why melania trump covers her head one day and not the next


washington  — to cover up or not to cover up?melania trump wore a veil to the vatican on wednesday to meet the pope, but no head covering a few days earlier to meet the king of saudi arabia, a religiously conservative country where most women cover themselves up from head to toe.why the difference? the answer is a complicated mix of personal preference, diplomatic protocol and religious dictates.stephanie grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said mrs. trump’s decision to wear a black lace veil known as a mantilla followed vatican protocol that women who have an audience with the pope must wear long sleeves, formal black clothing and a veil to cover their head. in saudi arabia, however, the government did not request that mrs. trump wear a head covering known as a hijab, or a headscar






why melania trump covers her head one day and not the next


washington (ap) — to cover up or not to cover up?melania trump wore a veil to the vatican on wednesday to meet the pope, but no head covering a few days earlier to meet the king of saudi arabia, a religiously conservative country where most women cover themselves up from head to toe.why the difference? the answer is a complicated mix of personal preference, diplomatic protocol and religious dictates.stephanie grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said mrs. trump’s decision to wear a black lace veil known as a mantilla followed vatican protocol that women who have an audience with the pope must wear long sleeves, formal black clothing and a veil to cover their head. in saudi arabia, however, the government did not request that mrs. trump wear a head covering known as a hijab, or a head






why melania trump covers her head one day and not the next – the mercury news


by darlene supervillewashington (ap) — to cover up or not to cover up?melania trump wore a veil to the vatican on wednesday to meet the pope, but no head covering a few days earlier to meet the king of saudi arabia, a religiously conservative country where most women cover themselves up from head to toe.why the difference? the answer is a complicated mix of personal preference, diplomatic protocol and religious dictates.stephanie grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said mrs. trump’s decision to wear a black lace veil known as a mantilla followed vatican protocol that women who have an audience with the pope must wear long sleeves, formal black clothing and a veil to cover their head. in saudi arabia, however, the government did not request that mrs. trump wear a head covering known






austria to ban full-face veil in public places


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption several european countries have imposed a full-face veil ban and others are considering it austria's ruling coalition has agreed to prohibit full-face veils in public spaces such as courts and schools.it is also considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols.the measures are seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right freedom party, whose candidate narrowly lost last month's presidential vote.the centrist coalition nearly collapsed last week amid crisis negotiations over the government's future direction.'symbolic' stepdetailing the package of reforms, the coalition devoted just two lines to the planned ban on the islamic niqab and burqa."we are committed to an open society, which also






austria to ban full-face veil in public places


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption several european countries have imposed a full-face veil ban and others are considering it austria's ruling coalition has agreed to prohibit full-face veils in public spaces such as courts and schools.it is also considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols.the measures are seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right freedom party, whose candidate narrowly lost last month's presidential vote.the centrist coalition nearly collapsed last week amid crisis negotiations over the government's future direction.'symbolic' stepdetailing the package of reforms, the coalition devoted just two lines to the planned ban on the islamic niqab and burqa."we are committed to an open society, which also






peter scotter admits sunderland shopping centre niqab attack


image copyrightpaimage caption mr scotter, pictured at an earlier hearing, admitted pulling the woman's veil off a man has admitted pulling a niqab off a woman and subjecting her to a tirade of racial abuse. peter scotter shouted "you are in our country now" when he attacked his victim, who was with her young son, at a sunderland shopping centre. the 55-year-old, of beach street, roker, sunderland, admitted racially aggravated ault by beating and racially aggravated har ment.he has 66 previous convictions and was told he was facing a jail sentence.both offences were based on scotter's hostility towards a particular religious group, namely islam, the court heard. grabbed veiljudge stephen earl heard the victim was standing outside the bridges shopping centre in july when scotter grabbed her






peter scotter admits sunderland shopping centre niqab attack


image copyrightpaimage caption mr scotter, pictured at an earlier hearing, admitted pulling the woman's veil off a man has admitted pulling a niqab off a woman and subjecting her to a tirade of racial abuse. peter scotter shouted "you are in our country now" when he attacked his victim, who was with her young son, at a sunderland shopping centre. the 55-year-old, of beach street, roker, sunderland, admitted racially aggravated ault by beating and racially aggravated har ment.he has 66 previous convictions and was told he was facing a jail sentence.both offences were based on scotter's hostility towards a particular religious group, namely islam, the court heard. grabbed veiljudge stephen earl heard the victim was standing outside the bridges shopping centre in july when scotter grabbed her






france's le pen refuses headscarf to meet lebanon's mufti


beirut — france's far-right presidential candidate marine le pen refused tuesday to go into a meeting with lebanon's grand mufti on tuesday after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf.le pen, who is on a three-day visit to lebanon this week and has met senior officials, was scheduled to meet with sheikh abdel-latif derian, lebanon's top sunni muslim religious authority.shortly after she arrived at his office tuesday morning, one of his aides handed her out a white headscarf to put on. following a discussion that lasted few minutes, she refused and walked toward her car and left.le pen has tried to raise her international profile and press her pro-christian stance with her visit to lebanon, a former french protectorate.on monday, she met with president michel aoun and prime minister saad






vogue launches in the arab world with bold mission and style


dubai, united arab emirates (ap) — vogue launched its newest international edition this month, targeting a niche audience in the middle east that is fashion conscious, style-driven and wealthy. if its debut is anything to go by, the magazine promises to be bold, representative and deferential.the 22nd international edition of vogue featured on its cover american supermodel gigi hadid, whose father is palestinian, wearing an embellished, mesh veil covering half her face. with one eye peering out from beneath the veil, the magazine’s cover words aimed readers directly at its mission: “reorienting perceptions.”at the helm of vogue’s nascent project is deena aljuhani abdulaziz; a fashion-forward mother of three and saudi royal who describes herself as “ambitious”.“i don’t want vogue arabia to






revelations from the panama papers still reverberate a year later


washington — a year after the publication of the panama papers, which ripped back the veil from the secretive world of offshore companies, two u.s. states are addressing shortcomings but a bellwether prosecution is only inching forward. the panama papers involved the leak of 11.5 million private documents from the panamanian law firm mossack fonseca, which…






germany's bavaria moves to ban full-face veil


german chancellor angela merkel, chairwoman of the christian democratic party cdu, smiles as she talks to her supporters at the party headquarters in berlin on sunday. ard and zdf television projections sunday showed a wide lead for merkel's conservative union bloc over challenger peer steinbrueck's social democrats. (ap photo/matthias schrader)(photo: matthias schrader, ap) 5 connectlinkedinemailmoreberlin — the german state of bavaria moved to ban the full-face veil worn by some muslim women from public places, an initiative that reflects a growing backlash against the flood of mostly muslim migrants admitted into germany over the past two years.the legislature of the southeastern state, which was a gateway for an influx of asylum seekers from southern europe, passed a bill tuesday night






germany's bavaria moves to ban full-face veil


german chancellor angela merkel, chairwoman of the christian democratic party cdu, smiles as she talks to her supporters at the party headquarters in berlin on sunday. ard and zdf television projections sunday showed a wide lead for merkel's conservative union bloc over challenger peer steinbrueck's social democrats. (ap photo/matthias schrader)(photo: matthias schrader, ap) 3 connectlinkedinemailmoreberlin — the german state of bavaria moved to ban the full-face veil worn by some muslim women from public places, an initiative that reflects a growing backlash against the flood of mostly muslim migrants admitted into germany over the past two years.the legislature of the southeastern state, which was a gateway for an influx of asylum seekers from southern europe, passed a bill tuesday night






despite nintendo's stumbles, breath of the wild's fans have embraced crossdressi


breath of the wild is light on plot, which makes any missteps stand out. one brief costume change illustrates how designers/can fail and how fandom is left picking up the pieces.advertisementhere’s the moment: looking for help in the desert, link seeks to enter gerudo town to speak with their ruler. gerudo town is off limits to men. hearing that a man did manage to sneak in, he seeks them out until he finds a woman named vilia who turns out to be the individual who snuck into the city. they offer to make link a set of gerudo clothing and fawn over his new look as link bashfully wears this new outfit. link stands in a cropped top and veil, blushing feverishly as vilia complements his looks. as the wind picks up, it blows vilia’s veil off to reveal a full beard that link responds to with vis






austria rules to ban muslim full-face veils in public, ‘open society that requir


countries across europe area adapting to the influx of muslims from syria and war torn areas in the middle east. one battle is over the full-face veils in public places and austria’s ruling coalition has become the latest governmental body in europe to ban muslim the practice.similar bans to the one proposed in austria have popped up in countries across europe, called “anti-immigration” as the ban will apply to courts, schools, and other public areas.as an explanation for the ban, the 35-page agreement penned by the coalition said that austria should be an “open society that requires open communication.”“full-face veils in public places are the opposite of that and will be banned,” the agreement added.tourism groups have expressed concerns, but the impact on society will remain small as th






austria rules to ban muslim full-face veils in public, ‘open society that requir


countries across europe area adapting to the influx of muslims from syria and war torn areas in the middle east. one battle is over the full-face veils in public places and austria’s ruling coalition has become the latest governmental body in europe to ban muslim the practice.similar bans to the one proposed in austria have popped up in countries across europe, called “anti-immigration” as the ban will apply to courts, schools, and other public areas.as an explanation for the ban, the 35-page agreement penned by the coalition said that austria should be an “open society that requires open communication.”“full-face veils in public places are the opposite of that and will be banned,” the agreement added.tourism groups have expressed concerns, but the impact on society will remain small as th






despite nintendo's stumbles, breath of the wild's fans have embraced crossdressi


breath of the wild is light on plot, which makes any missteps stand out. one brief costume change illustrates how designers/can fail and how fandom is left picking up the pieces.advertisementhere’s the moment: looking for help in the desert, link seeks to enter gerudo town to speak with their ruler. gerudo town is off limits to men. hearing that a man did manage to sneak in, he seeks them out until he finds a woman named vilia who turns out to be the individual who snuck into the city. they offer to make link a set of gerudo clothing and fawn over his new look as link bashfully wears this new outfit. link stands in a cropped top and veil, blushing feverishly as vilia complements his looks. as the wind picks up, it blows vilia’s veil off to reveal a full beard that link responds to with vis






gambia's new leader vows overhaul of feared security service


banjul, gambia — gambia's new president adama barrow promised an overhaul of the country's feared security forces urday as he works to rebuild a country that lived under authoritarian rule for more than 22 years.in his first news conference since taking office, barrow told reporters he also plans to rename the national intelligence agency, which was tasked with interrogating and sometimes torturing detainees."it's an institution that has to continue, but the name will change," barrow said.barrow returned to gambia on thursday in a dramatic homecoming where he was met by hundreds of thousands. he had taken the oath of office in neighboring senegal, shortly before longtime dictator yahya jammeh was forced into exile.some of jammeh's top ociates fled with him to equatorial guinea, another aut